File: c-sig-eng.faq

package info (click to toggle)
c-sig 3.8-22
  • links: PTS, VCS
  • area: main
  • in suites: buster, sid
  • size: 144 kB
  • sloc: lisp: 517; makefile: 7
file content (138 lines) | stat: -rw-r--r-- 5,249 bytes parent folder | download | duplicates (8)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
	c-sig FAQL release 3.8  date 1999/06/10

  This is FAQ list for c-sig.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
If you are reading this FAQ using emacs,
type "M-2 C-x $" to see only questions. Type "C-x $" to see answer.

If you want to search question using number line "X-XX", type "M-C-s
^X-XX". (If you can not find it, type "C-r".)
When you find questin, type ESC to exit from search mode.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

General

A-1:Documant for c-sig is really heard to understand, why?
  
  At first, I have a question. Can you understand English?
  If yes, sorry about that.
  I loundly cry "I did my best!", but I know my English is reaaaaly
  far from easy to understand.
  I suggest 3 thing.
  No 1 Learn Japanese
  Since I am Japanese, Japanese documents are much better.
  No 2 Make friend who can understand Japanese.
  Same reason with above.
  No 3 Send me a question in English.
  I promize I will try to explain with my best effort, but you may
  need patience like teachers in elementary school.
  Oh, I have one more idea.
  No 4 Introduce me a free and good translator.
  This will make everyone happy.

A-2:Why FAQL for c-sig have only a few questions?
  
  Because c-sig is perfect. There are only a few questions.
  No, I am liar. Of course, c-sig is not perfect.
  I also want to know why I got only a few questions.
  Ha? you say there must be only a few users? I don't like you.

A-3:I thought abbreviation of "signature" is "sign", why are you using
      "sig" instead of "sign".
  
  I don't matter it. In fact, it is none of my bussiness because "sig"
  of "c-sig" is not abbreviation of "signature". It is "Chaanto
  Signature wo Irenaito Guaiga waruizeyo". ("Too bad if you don't insert
  a signature properly" in Japanese.)

A-4:c-sig is great. I want to make a donation to you. Please let me
    know your bank account.
  
  You are in bad confusion. The great thing is not c-sig, it must be
  GNU emacs or GNU itself.
  If you want to make a donation, do it to FSF! If it is hard for you
  to send money to US, buy any GNU products. (books, CDs or T shirts)
  If you can not find any of them, don't worry. You can donate source
  code like me.

A-5:I heard c-sig is made by "shibata@sgi.co.jp"
  
  Oh, no! I have released previous version of c-sig using the
  address, but it is not valid now. 
  Even it is valid, it is not my address. Please use
  kshibata@tky.3web.ne.jp instead.
  If you have question about jisx0201.el or han-kata.el, please use
  above address as well. (I guess no one uses these lisps though)

Setting.

B-1:I am using "insert-signature-automatically", but signatures
    appears in fixed order every time.
  
  put (random t) to ~/.emacs.

B-2:I want to change strings in my signatures, but I can't.
  
  Maybe you forgot to do (setq sig-replace-string t).
  Put it in ~/.emacs

B-3:I want to use signatures in .signature or .signature-alt.
  
  Sorry, c-sig can not use it.
  All signatures for c-sig need to be in database.
  You can import your old signatures by C-x C-i while making new
  signatures for c-sig using "add-signature".

B-4:A signature is inserted just before current line.
  
  This is by design.
  If you want to insert a signature at the end of mail, set t to
  sig-insert-end.

Advanced c-sig

C-1:I want to use a random signature for specific person.
  
  At first, add "sig-get-random-signature" at the end of
  "sig-search-funcions" list.
  Add following statement to ~/.emacs.
  
  (setq sig-search-functions
        (list 'sig-search-name-alist 'sig-search-regexp
              'sig-get-random-signature))
  
  If you want, set list of signature names to
  "sig-random-sig-list". c-sig select a signature from the list, when
  it need to select a signature randomly.
  
  Next, modify "sig-name-alist" and "sig-regexp-alist" For example, If
  you want to use a random signature for kshibata@tky.3web.ne.jp, add
  this line to both "sig-name-alist" and "sig-regexp-alist".
  
  	("kshibata@tky.3web.ne.jp" . nil)
  
  By this, retrieval return for both learning database and reguler
  expression dabase will be nil, and nil means "not found".
  So c-sig calls final function in sig-search-functions.
  This modify affects to person who can not find in your database, you
  will see a random signature for them. (Sorry about that.)

C-2:I don't want to add a signature for specific people.
  
  I know you don't want to add a signature for all mails, you should
  have some mail addresses which you don't send your funny (sory
  artistic) signature.
  When you are binding c-sig function to key to insert a
  signature. Just not type the key not to insert a signature. But if
  you are using hook to insert a signature... Pray God to be selected
  a proper signature.
  Or do following steps.
  At first make an empty signature. When you write nothing on
  "add-signature", you can get an empty signature. (You need to
  name it, even it is empty.)
  When an empty signature is selected, c-sig doesn't do
  anything. (don't add sig-separator as well.)
  Only exception is "sig-purge-void-lines", if you set it, blank lines
  at the end of mails are removed.
  It is what you want, right?